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Founded in 2004 by Costa Rican feminist jurist and activist Alda Facio and Professor Angela Miles (AECD/OISE) , with the purpose of creating a space for feminist and activist learning about women’s human rights. The WHRI cultivates transformative, feminist leadership in the area of CEDAW and women’s human rights by empowering participants with the knowledge and understanding of how they can use these tools to create change in their own contexts.

The WHRI offers its programs with the support of the Centre for Women's Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Fundación Justicia y Género (Costa Rica) and our funders:  the Channel Foundation; the Global Fund for Women; the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

The Institute offers several programs, including the WHRI Intensive, the CEDAW for Change program and CEDAW Indígena, and is now being offered internationally in partnership with local organizations.

The WHRI also takes upon special projects from time to time, such as the Research Study on 'good practices' against discrimination against women done in partnership with the United Nations Working Group on Discrimination Agains Women in Law and Practice (UNWGDAW) and The Apology campaign.

Learn more about the WHRI!




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